Liddell to Leave GM: The Jumping Continues

Chris Liddell was the CFO for Microsoft from May 2005 until it was announced in late December 2009 that he would be joining General Motors as vice chairman and chief financial officer in January 2010.

Chris Liddell was the CFO for Microsoft from May 2005 until it was announced in late December 2009 that he would be joining General Motors as vice chairman and chief financial officer in January 2010. At the time, then-GM chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre stated, “Chris will lead our financial and accounting operations on a global basis and will report directly to me.”

Whitacre had joined GM  in July 2009. He left in August 2010.

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Chris Liddell announced this morning that he’s leaving GM.

Current GM chairman and CEO Dan Akerson, who took the position September 1, 2010, said, “Chris was a major contributor during a pivotal time in the company’s history.”

Specifically, the IPO.

Liddell is being replaced April 1—not a propitious day, one thinks—by Dan Ammann, GM vice president, finance and treasurer, who joined GM in March 2010.

Funny thing about all this: Doesn’t it seem like there’s a whole lot of job-hopping going around the RenCen?

As GM tries to get back on its feet (yes, it is doing remarkably well right now, but let’s see how it (1) deals with the present rise in gasoline prices and (2) continues with new product development and introduction), wouldn’t a little consistency in the upper ranks be a good thing?